Councils to set priorities for First Homes scheme
Councils will be able to set a ‘local connection test’ to give priority to people such as key workers.
Council to review Greensill land sale
Cheshire West & Chester Council has halted the sale of land to Lex Greensill following controversy over his lobbying of government ministers.
Reforms to fast-track local plans
Councils will face sanctions unless they draw-up local plans within 30 months under government proposals to overhaul the planning system.
MPs call for 90,000 new social homes every year
An extra £10bn in grant funding is required to deliver the number of social homes needed to meet demand, MPs have said today.
Councils build ‘highest number’ of houses since 1990
More than 13,000 new homes were delivered by local authorities last year, town planners have calculated – the highest number since 1990.